1. Consider the following statements:

  1. Any absentee voter wishing to vote by postal ballot has to make an application to the returning officer in Form-12D, giving all requisite particulars and get the application verified by the nodal officer appointed by the organisation concerned.
  2. Any voter opting for postal ballot facility would not be able to cast a vote at the polling station.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


2. Which among the following voter is not allowed to cast their votes through postal ballot?



3. Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee, sometimes seen in news is related to



4. With respect to the governance of OTT Platforms, consider the following statements:

  1. India has three-tier grievance redressal mechanism which one will be at the level of each OTT provider. 
  2. The complaints will have to be addressed within 15 days, which on failing the complainant can scale it up to a self-regulatory body collectively established by the OTTs.
  3. An inter-ministerial committee will be at the third level which is equipped itself with overriding powers in the form of oversight mechanism.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


5. Consider the following statements with respect to Exoplanets: 

  1. Exoplanets are planets that orbit other stars and are beyond our solar system.
  2. Discovering exoplanets is quite tough as they are small and hard to spot around their bright host stars.
  3. When a planet is at a distance that enables it to have liquid water, it is said to be in the “Goldilocks zone”.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


6. Consider the following statements with respect to the Memorandum of Procedure for appointment of judges to the higher judiciary in India: 

  1. The MoP is the official playbook agreed upon by the government and the judiciary on the appointment of judges.
  2. Since the collegium system evolved through a series of rulings by the Supreme Court, and is not based on legislation, the MoP is the bedrock of the process of appointments.
  3. The MoP was sought to be re-negotiated after the SC on October 16, 2015, struck down the constitutional amendment that had brought in the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


7. Which of the following statements is not correct with regard to the 13th amendment of the Sri Lankan Constitution?



8. Consider the following with regard to ‘Solitary Waves’:

  1. They are the distinct magnetic field fluctuations that follow constant amplitude-phase relations.
  2. Their shape and size are less affected during their propagation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. In context to ‘Sugar’, consider the following:

  1. India is the largest exporter of sugar.
  2. It requires hot humid conditions with temperatures around 21-27°C.
  3. Maharashtra is among the top sugar-producing states.

Which of the statements given above are correct?


10. Which of the following statements is/are correct, with regard to  Fourth Industrial Revolution?

  1. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a fusion of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain technology and Internet of Things (IoT).
  2. Blockchain technology is a decentralized, digital ledger that records transactions across a network of computers.

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